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Monday, 16 August 2010

Alma Square: Heroes Of Alma.

The latest installment in an occasional series Places They Got Pished; the Heroes Of Alma pub, just round the corner from EMI (or Abbey Road) studios, and thus a natural tippling destination (and looking none-more-Yellow-Submariney in these vintage pics):

Before the Beatles changed all that, sessions at EMI were strictly regimented on a shift basis; artistes would be told to go to the pub for lunch, or during any part of the recording process which didn't directly involve them. This place was a favourite of the studio engineers, and so, pre-Beatlemania, by osmosis (not literally), the Fabs came here too.
Naturally it's not there anymore, having been converted into a flat a few years back:

Many thanks to the City of London, London Metropolitan Archive for permission to use these pics, and to Julian Carr, both for his ever-sterling research, and for the up to date image.

1 comment:

  1. Ha! My flat is in that picture!
    I have a shot looking from the other direction taken in 1906 in my collection too.